Hydrology Section

The mission of the Hydrology Section is to provide guidance, counsel, and data to the State government and the public for the beneficial use, conservation, and management of South Carolina's water resources.

Water Planning

As the agency responsible for formulating a comprehensive water policy for the State, the SCDNR Hydrology Section is overseeing a long-term State and regional water planning effort.

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Groundwater Program

The SCDNR Groundwater Program collects hydrogeologic data and conducts studies to monitor and improve our understanding of South Carolina’s groundwater resources.

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Surface Water Program

The SCDNR Surface Water Program monitors and studies the surface waters of South Carolina to improve our understanding of the State’s surface water resources.

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Hydrology News

Current news

  • SCDNR Extends Edisto River Basin Council Membership Application Deadline to January 8th
  • SCDNR Now Accepting Applications for the Edisto River Basin Council
  • South Carolina State Water Planning Framework Released
  • Public Meetings Scheduled for November 18th and 21st for Edisto River Basin Planning
  • Water Demand Methodologies Report Released
  • Twelve New Wells Drilled Across the Coastal Plain
  • Funding Received to Support the Streamflow Monitoring Network

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Hydrology Calendar